Questing Knight Princess Malya and Mr. Tomm

The first of the new resin minis from Soda Pop Miniatures that I got my hands on, Princess Malya is a beautiful sculpt and fun to paint.  I agonized over the last little bit, and between never getting to play Relic Knights and this model’s rules being garbage, she slept on the shelf of shame, waiting for her Prince Charming to show up.  I finally finished her off last month, so she can join Mr. Tomm, who’s been done for a year now.

In case the inspiration isn’t obvious, I’ve based her paint job on Alice from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.  The base is one of my favorite parts, and I love how it came out – you can even see a bit of reflection in some shots.  I definitely got fed up with the dress at points, and just had to leave it in order to move on, but overall am fairly happy.  The white in particular, I probably could have redone it using some of the tips from Jen Greenwald’s class that I took last year.

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Darkspace Hasami

Finished off Darkspace Hasami.  She’s a character from Soda Pop Miniature’s Relic Knights game.  This is the cosplay version of Hasami who works for an alternate faction, in this case, the Noh Empire.  The costume is based off Ryuko Matoi’s battle outfit from Kill la Kill (a very weird anime).  The connection is that regular Hasami (hasami means “scissors” in Japanese) uses a giant pair of scissors, and Ryuko uses a “scissor blade,” which is half of a giant pair of scissors (a scissor?).  I had to watch a few episodes to learn that and figure out what was even going on with her outfit.

The miniature is in the new resin material, which I think is produced by Prodos Games.  It’s definitely superior to the PVC they were using before, but is not without its faults.  I painted the majority of the miniature at ReaperCon 2016, using the limited edition MSP Ghostly Moss.  Other dominant colors are P3 Coal Black, MSP Clear Magenta, VGC Purple Ink and MSP Olive Skin Triad.  A special shout-out to Adrift, who suggested the MSP Clear Magenta (he described it as Victoria’s Secret Pink) for her panties which looked so great I used it in a bunch of other spots as well.  I had a fun time getting a nice smooth blend on the scissors, but am not usually interested in spending that much time on minis.

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Current WIPs

Darkspace Hasami from Relic Knights.  I’m loving the Spectral Moss/Clear Magenta combination.  Thanks to Adrift for suggesting Clear Magenta.

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Experimenting with the new airbrush, inks, and techniques I learned at ReaperCon.

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Misc Reaper mini I picked up at ReaperCon

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